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Author Archives: JaclynF
Do you have FEELINGS about Valentine’s Day and/or the Romance-Industrial Complex? Jaclyn and special guest Samhita Mukhopadhyay (author of Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life and former executive editor of Feministing.com) are here for you in this special V-Day episode featuring realtalk, coping mechanisms, cheese, karaoke, roses, chocolates, and the radical possibilities of [...]
Facilitated cruising, repealing the Hyde Amendment, building mad coalitions and struggling to have a sex life while you’re fighting for sexual liberation: all this and more when Jaclyn catches up with Choice USA‘s badass executive director Kierra Johnson this week. Then we take an advice question from a girl who feels abused in retrospect.
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How do you raise kids into healthy sexual beings when the sexual culture all around you is so toxic? This week, Airial Clark, The Sex-Positive Parent, is on hand to chat with Jaclyn about some practical best practices. Then we turn to teenagers: to let them get busy in the house, or to not let [...]
Are selfies empowering or unhealthy? That was the debate online this past fall, to which feminist blogger Veronica Arreola, of Viva La Feminista, responded with the #365 Feminist Selfie project. She joins Jaclyn to talk about the amazing responses to the project so far, as well as belly fat, duck lips, and the power of [...]
Art! Slutty clothes! Intimacy! Machismo! Polyamory! Racism! Growing up sexual! Social change! Jaclyn talks about all of this and more with Favianna Rodruguez, transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer extraordinaire. And then we take a listener question about unsolicited dick pics and how to be an ally.
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A decade or two from now, we may look back on this moment as a turning point for efforts to reduce sexual violence on campus. Dana Bolger & Alexandra Brodsky are part of the reason why, and they join Jaclyn this week to talk about why and how students are now organizing across campuses and [...]
Earlier this summer, Jaclyn had the honor of participating in a panel discussion called Free Your Ass: Defining and Creating a Progressive Sexual Culture, held at the annual Netroots Nation conference. It was such a rich and compelling conversation that, by the end, everyone wished we had much more time for it. So we’re making [...]
Is The To Do List — the new teen sex comedy starring Parks & Rec’s Aubrey Plaza — the most feminist teen sex comedy Hollywood has ever created? That’s the question Jaclyn put to this week’s guest, filmmaker Michelle Tziakaros. (And then we answered a listener question that both was and wasn’t about getting it [...]
Frustrated with the state of sex ed in the US? So are the folks at Forward Together, who for several years have been working on a youth-led initiative to institute comprehensive sex ed in Oakland public schools. They haven’t given up yet, but now they’re also raising funds for another approach — a series of [...]
It’s the WHATTHEEVERLOVINGHELL show, part 2! This week, we focus our inchoate rage, panic, fear and anger on the recent (and not-so-recent) avalanche of sneak-attack state-level abortion restrictions in the US. What the hell is going on? Which state is the one with the motorcycles, and which one is banning tampons at the state house? [...]
Ever compared your love life to a rom com? This is the episode for you. Jaclyn is joined by Feministing editor and feminist rom com scholar (yes, that’s a thing) Chloe Angyal about meeting less-than-cute, the difference between communicating desire and stalking, the difference between No Strings Attached and Friends With Benefits, the key part [...]